CURRENT PH.D. STUDENTS

Adam Dillon
Ph.D. Ecology
Adam Dillon is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology at Colorado State University. His PhD research investigates the ecology of the island fox and island spotted skunk on Santa Cruz Island.





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Ashley Gramza
Ph.D. Wildlife Biology; M.S. Human Dimensions in Natural Resources
Ashley Gramza is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University who integrates social and biological science information to solve complex wildlife conservation issues. Her PhD research, co-advised by Dr. Tara Teel (Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, CSU), focuses on understanding the ecological role of free-ranging domestic cats in urbanizing landscapes
Courtney Larson
Ph.D. Ecology
Courtney is a Ph.D. student in the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology at Colorado State University, co-advised by Dr. Crooks and Dr. Sarah Reed (Wildlife Conservation Society). She is interested in understanding how human activities and land use change affect wildlife and ecological communities, and how scientific research on these topics can be applied to land management and conservation planning. She is currently investigating patterns of human recreation and its effects on mammal and reptile communities in San Diego County, California.
Stacy Lischka
Ph.D. Wildlife Biology
Stacy Lischka is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University. Her PhD research, co-advised by Dr. Tara Teel (Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, CSU), focuses on understanding human-black bear interactions in Durango, Colorado.







CURRENT POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS

Rachel Buxton
Postdoctoral Fellow
Rachel is a postdoctoral research fellow at Colorado State University. She looks at the effects of anthropogenic noise on wildlife in National Parks and protected areas around the US. She is interested in the connection between conservation biology and acoustic ecology, while striving to provide research that informs conservation and restoration management. She has a background in seabird ecology and island restoration, skills which she now applies to prairie-sagebrush systems.
Brett Seymoure
Postdoctoral Fellow
Brett is a sensory and behavioral ecologist with a research focus on how the environment has shaped vision and visually-guided behavior in animals. His research examines how artificial light at night affects wildlife behaviorally, physiologically, and ecologically. If you are an undergraduate interested in studying how artificial lighting affects and alters wildlife, please email him!



COMPLETED POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS

Jesse Barber (2008-2010)

The masking effect of anthropogenic noise on interactions between predators and prey
Funding: National Park Service
Co-Advisor: Kurt Fristrup (NPS)

Sarah Bevins (2008-2010)

The effects of urban fragmentation and landscape connectivity on disease prevalence and transmission in North American felids
Funding: NSF Ecology of Infectious Disease Program
Primary Advisor: Sue Vandewoude (Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology)

Chris Burdett (2007-2011)

Conservation status of pumas through habitat modeling and mapping
Funding: Summerlee Foundation; National Park Service
Co-Advisors: Ken Wilson (Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology), David Theobald (Human Dimensions in Natural Resources)

Scott Carver (2010-2012)

The effects of urban fragmentation and landscape connectivity on disease prevalence and transmission in North American felids
Funding: NSF Ecology of Infectious Disease Program
Primary Advisor: Sue Vandewoude (Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology)

Graeme Shannon (2012-2014)

The effects of anthropogenic noise on wildlife behavior, ecology, and conservation
Funding: National Park Service
Co-Advisors: George Wittemyer and Ken Wilson (Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology); Lisa Angeloni (Biology); Kurt Fristrup (NPS)

Jeff Tracey (2007-2009)

Agent-based movement modeling, functional landscape connectivity, and disease transmission networks for felids in fragmented landscapes.
Funding: NSF Ecology of Infectious Disease Program
Co-Advisor: Sue Vandewoude (Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology)


COMPLETED GRADUATE STUDENTS

Robert Alonso

M.S. Wildlife Biology (Colorado State University): 2012
The effects of urbanization and road development on carnivores in southern California

Casey Brown

M.S. Ecology (Colorado State University): 2010
Anthropogenic sound impacts on ungulates in Grand Teton National Park
Co-Advisor: Dr. Lisa Angeloni, Department of Biology, CSU

Shalene George

M.S. Wildlife Ecology (University of Wisconsin Madison): 2003
Mammalian carnivores and human recreation in a southern California urban reserve

Amariah Lebsock

M.S. Biology (Colorado State University): 2009
Swift fox space use and selection for prairie dog colonies before and after a plague epizootic
Co-Advisor: Dr. Michael Antolin, Department of Biology, CSU

Amanda Hardy

Ph.D. Ecology (Colorado State University): 2012
A transportation corridor runs through it: people, wildlife, and transportation in national parks and beyond.

Jesse Lewis

Ph.D. Ecology (Colorado State University): 2014
The effects of urbanization on felid populations, interactions, and pathogen dynamics

Seth Magle

Ph.D. Ecology (Colorado State University): 2007
M.S. Wildlife Ecology (University of Wisconsin Madison): 2003
The persistence of prairie dogs within urban habitat islands in the Colorado Front Range

Sharon Poessel

M.S. Ecology (Colorado State University): 2009
Behavior and conservation of black footed-ferrets: stress in captivity and predation risk in the wild
Co-Advisor: Dr. Lisa Angeloni, Department of Biology, CSU

Emily Ruell

M.S. Ecology (Colorado State University): 2006
Estimating population parameters of mammalian carnivores in southern California using non-invasive genetic sampling

Jeff Tracey

Ph.D. Ecology (Colorado State University): 2006
M.S. Biometry (University of Wisconsin Madison): 2004
Use of statistical analysis and simulation models of mammalian carnivore movement to assess landscape connectivity

John Wilson

M.S. (Plan B) Wildlife Biology (Colorado State University): 2007
Comparison of research trends in the fields of Conservation Biology and Wildlife Biology